God is strong enough to carry you through the darkest night of the soul. Thanks be to God for His faithfulness.
The King of Promises

For the past few months, I have been debating within myself whether I should start seeking for new opportunities for my career or delay it again for a month. Admittedly, I have forgotten about how the Lord can guide me to the right path without the need for me to worry. It was also quite a pain to watch myself struggling with my devotion (because of my workload) and finishing the book of Deuteronomy, which I know I can finish in a month, or even less. It was late when I realized that this book in the Bible is a book of promises - His promises - which are in line with my current big struggle in life.

The book of Deuteronomy is found in the Old Testament but I still apply it to my modern life, both literally and figuratively speaking. Since March, the Lord uses this book to reveal to me how amazing and wonderful He is with His faithfulness for His promises to His children. It is all in the matter of obedience and victory for Christians; He dwells on the heart and favor of His children.

My struggles and tests first took place in April, when I asked the Lord if I am now allowed to chase other job opportunities and He allowed me. One of the most remarkable revelations of His was in Deuteronomy 13:3; “The Lord is testing you to find out whether you love Him with all your heart and will all your soul.” As an emotional baggage that may explode anytime, I was having moments of extreme confusion, depression, and anxiety, and I let everything eat me. My heart was corrupted by my obedience to my emotions - I was justifying that it is normal, but as a Christian, I should have known better. There is hope, and that hope is Him. Thankfully, He never leaves me despite of my shortcomings as His daughter.

Moving forward, I am almost at the end of this beautiful book. Earlier this morning, the Lord has surprised me with something on my devotion: I never pondered on a whole passage for my devotion. Most of the time, it’s just a verse or two, but today, the Lord has given me thirteen. From Deuteronomy 28:1-13, He showed me how He loves me and how He is great.

Deuteronomy 28:1-13 is all about His promises of blessings when we obey Him. I am not a perfect Christian; I also commit sins and sometimes, I still struggle when it comes to my obedience for Him. But in my current situation, the Lord is urging me to just obey and see what He plans to uncover in my life. He loves surprising me. He knew the moment I have decided to change the course of my career’s direction, I need His guidance and constant reminder because I have the tendency to decide on my own. I am fully aware that ever since the day I decided to accept Him as my Lord and my Savior, He is with me in everything that I do but sometimes, the old self continues to tempt me and distract me with my journey towards Him. Challenges are part of a Christian’s life and this is what I should always bear in my mind everyday. There is nothing I should worry about. He will grant me the favor He knows I deserve, in His perfect time.

As for my job applications, the Lord has been so great with His grace. He has given me two interviews already, and I am praying for the rest. Next week, I will be facing a final interview in a big media company here in the Philippines and I am having doubts about it, but I know that praying is only my protection and my way of knowing what to do and how to decide.

Praise the Lord, for He is good and He is mighty! He knows what His children wants but He also knows what is better for them. For this, He is great and worthy to be praised!